Best FREE Software (Used and Rated by Loungers)

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I have read through all five pages, looking for an ftp program to upload a website.
I can find free ones on Google, but I was looking for one with a Lounge recommendation.
Anyone able to recommend one they've used please?
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At work now we use WinSCP. I find this to be a very easy to use software for FTP.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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I have used WinSCP with good results too.
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I use CoreFTP http://www.coreftp.com/ but my usage is very slight. I only every upload a small number of pages to the free webspace I get from my ISP.

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BilasTasol wrote:I have read through all five pages, looking for an ftp program to upload a website....
I don't know if it is peculiar to my domain host (1&1), but having set up ftp access, I can just log in via my browser bookmark, then open up the site with Windows Explorer. It is then available as if it was another drive, and I can copy, drag, paste, delete - whatever I want. (See here for an overview.)
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have gone with WinSCP, which does what I need.

Thanks again.
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Sorry to be late on this. I've used Filezilla for years to do exactly as you want - to upload the HTML for a website. I recommend it.
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Thanks, Bob
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Leif wrote:I don't know if it is peculiar to my domain host (1&1), but having set up ftp access, I can just log in via my browser bookmark, then open up the site with Windows Explorer. It is then available as if it was another drive, and I can copy, drag, paste, delete - whatever I want. (See here for an overview.)
I also use 1&1, Leif and since I also use Clavier+ my steps are a bit shorter than the 1&1 tutorial.

I have a hot key created in Clavier+ with ftp: //my account:my password@ ftp.alhoffman.org/ (using my info, of course; couple of spaces in there so as not to confuse The Lounge software).

So, I open Windows Explorer, use the hot key in the URL box and I have instant access to my domain.

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An UK Computer Magazine has produced a list of 20 free alternatives to Windows built-in utilities. Some are old favourites, like xplorer2, Image Resizer, Autoruns, VLC Media Player, CDBurnerXP (which also works very well on DVDs and on Windows 7!)...
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I haven't searched The Lounge to see whether I learned of it here, John, but one of the programs on their list is outstanding for its features.

I use TERACOPY just about every time I want to copy or move more than one file. I think I started using it because of problems I was having copying files to an SDHC card for my camera. If the copy fails, you had to start all over again. With Teracopy you can skip a problem file and keep on going. I don't know that it's any faster than Windows Explorer's function but it sure is much more effective.

I highly recommend Teracopy to all.

PS: I did search while I was proofreading and it seems I did learn of it back in the "other place."

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Another PS for you, John.

I believe it was you, a long time ago, who recommended Space Sniffer, also on their list, but I could be wrong. At any rate I use it periodically.

I just downloaded a copy of their recommended Advanced Renamer (Advanced Renamer) to see if it's any better than the one I picked up from a recommendation here in The Lounge. (ReNamer)

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Some very useful looking tools in that list. Thanks for posting it, John. I will give some of them a try.
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I use DesktopOK ( http://www.softwareok.com/?site=Freeware/DesktopOK" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )to remember my desktop layout. It works really nicely and can store lots of layouts.

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Came across the following interesting article about FREE WordPress themes; eight of the first ten found in a Google search had hidden, possibly malicious, code; and one was iffy. The article lists several decoders/exploit scanners, how they were used, and what they found.

http://wpmu.org/why-you-should-never-se ... here-else/
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My new best friend is PicPick screen capture (free) software :clapping:

It's editor looks similar to, but is much better than, Paint, and can be used as a replacement for this;
It can capture scrolling windows and repeat a capture;
You can produce a color palette, color picker, protractor, whiteboard without capturing anything.

Best thing I've come across in a while :cheers:
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Hey BigAl,

You quoted above:
I just downloaded a copy of their recommended Advanced Renamer (Advanced Renamer) to see if it's any better than the one I picked up from a recommendation here in The Lounge. (ReNamer)

What's your take on Advanced Renamer vs. ReNamer?
I still prefer ReNamer (maybe 'cos I'm used to it...and it still feels easier to use.)
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I think I may be in your camp, Rudi. I didn't much care for it, so I didn't really use it. I like Renamer as its "rules" are comfortable for me.

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Yip! ReNamer has a simple interface with a lot of settings and tweaks hidden in dialogs whereas Adv. Renamer has a more complex (busy) interface. I like software with a simple design and many settings out of view!
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Truecrypt 7.0a or later !!!

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